About the Beekeeper


I’m keeping bees at the Midway Green Spirit Community Garden in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  I started this blog as a way to let the community know what’s going on in the beehive, and will include photos, and my notes on what’s happening inside our hive, as well as my thoughts on beekeeping in general. It’s my first blog, and a work in progress, so things are likely to change quite a bit in the first few months as I find my way.

Keeping bees in the city is a dream come true for me.  I’ve had bees before, but never in the city, and I’m really looking forward to seeing them in our community garden.  This  blog is a way for me to share my excitement and adventures with anyone who is curious about urban beekeeping, but please remember that there are as many ways to keep bees as there are beekeepers-if you want to get started with your own hive, please take a class, and talk to a local beekeeper about what to expect.

If you have questions about bees or beekeeping, please feel free to comment on any post!

Published on 25 March 2009 at 8:14 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Virginia,

    Thank you for the terrific bee demonstration! The Mighty Midway 4-H families were excited to see and learn about your hive. You made quite an impression on my 6-year-old daughter. Her kindergarten class spends time writing every day. Here is the writing she did on Monday after the demonstration:

    On Saturday I went to a bee place. I learned a lot there. I learned that the queen bees can sting you as many times as it wants but the other bees can only once without dying. The queen’s only job is laying eggs. The other bees take care of her.

    I also learned that the honey bees get the honey. I also learned that the queen bee lays way more than one hundred eggs a day. (editor’s note: it is actually 1500 eggs a day!) We saw a honey comb.

    I went with my 4-H club. It was very fun. We got to see bees.

    -Ingrid, age 6

    Her teachers comment: “She knows more about bees than I do!”

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and love of bees with our 4-H club.


    • You’re very welcome! You were my first bee talk, so I’m very glad to hear you had a good time. I hope to bump into you around the garden this summer.


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